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Module 13                  Driving on Limited Access Highways

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Select the best answer and place the appropriate letter (A, B, C, or D) on the answer sheet provided.

1.   Which is NOT a characteristic of an expressway?
     A. High speed traffic.
     B. Divided by some barrier between opposing lanes of travel.
     C. Has a high rate of collisions.
     D. Drivers can enter and exit only at certain places.

2.   Types of interchanges at expressways are called
     A. flute, harp, and violin.
     B. diamond, trumpet, and cloverleaf.
     C. ruby, star, and heart.
     D. bear, owl, and eagle.

3.   Before traveling long or short distances on expressways, be sure to
     A. check the fluid levels in your car.
     B. know your entrance and exit before you leave.
     C. neither A nor B are correct.
     D. both A and B are correct.

4.   “Highway hypnosis” is a driver condition that is affected by
     A. short trips on expressways.
     B. the driver staring at the roadway for long periods of time.
     C. frequent rest stops.
     D. a magician.

5.   When choosing the ramp to enter the limited access highway, what should you do?
     A. Use any ramp available to get on.
     B. Check for “DO NOT ENTER” and “WRONG WAY” signs at the ramp.
     C. Make sure the ramp is marked “UP.”
     D. Only make right turns to get onto the entrance ramp.

6.   The entrance to an expressway has three parts. What are they?
     A. The entrance ramp, the acceleration lane, and the merge area.
     B. The entrance ramp, the deceleration lane, and the merge area.
     C. The exit ramp, the deceleration lane, and the change area.
     D. The weave, the speed sign, and the curve.

7.   When entering the expressway, search for
     A. traffic ahead.
     B. a gap in traffic on the expressway.
     C. the ramp speed sign.
     D. all the above should be searched.

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8.    When in the acceleration lane, getting ready to get on the expressway, which of these is important to do?
      A. Stop suddenly if there is no gap to move into on the expressway.
      B. Stare straight ahead for traffic in the lane.
      C. Do not yield to traffic on the expressway.
      D. Adjust your speed to flow of traffic on the expressway.

9.    Which of these should you NOT do when merging onto an expressway?
      A. Select a gap large enough to fit your vehicle.
      B. Change lanes smoothly.
      C. Change two lanes at once and speed up.
      D. Adjust your speed to create a safe following interval.

10.   Which of the following can be a potential problem when entering an expressway?
      A. Bicyclists, pedestrians, and mopeds.
      B. No traffic at the merge area.
      C. No gap to move into on the expressway.
      D. A long straight stretch of roadway ahead.

11.   Some expressway entrances come in from the left instead of the usual right. Why do these present
      special problems?
      A. The left lane is usually reserved for higher speed traffic.
      B. No one can see to the left.
      C. Lane changes to the right are impossible.
      D. Parked vehicles on the left shoulder.

12.   Driving on the expressway requires the driver to
      A. search farther down the roadway for clues (20-30 seconds ahead).
      B. drink lots of coffee or soda.
      C. drive slowly and carefully.
      D. stop often for traffic signals.

13.   You are driving and looking to get onto Interstate 94. What color will the sign be identifying I-94?
      A. Yellow and black.
      B. White and black.
      C. Red, white and blue.
      D. Green and white.

14.   Some expressways have minimum speed signs. This means that you
      A. should not drive slower than the minimum speed posted.
      B. can drive as slowly as you want.
      C. can drive as fast as you want.
      D. speed limits have no effect on your driving.

15.   You are driving a long way on a limited access highway that has three lanes going in your direction. Which lane should you
      drive in to avoid the most conflicts?
      A. Right lane
      B. Center lane
      C. Left lane
      D. Any lane

16.   Keeping a safe space cushion around your vehicle on the freeway is important. When is it difficult to do this on freeways?
      A. When tractor-trailers are on the expressway.
      B. When it is rush hour, bumper-to-bumper traffic.
      C. When pulling a trailer.
      D. When driving at night.

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17.   Passing another vehicle is dangerous anytime. What makes it more dangerous on an expressway?
      A. Speeds are higher and hazards can appear quickly.
      B. There are usually more open lines of sight ahead.
      C. Traffic travels at the same speed all the time.
      D. Traffic signs regulate where you can pass on the expressway.

18.   If you want to get off the freeway but miss your exit
      A. pull over to the shoulder and back up to the exit.
      B. drive across the median and head back to the exit.
      C. go to the next exit, cross over and return to your exit.
      D. flag down a police officer for an escort back to your exit.

19.   When leaving an expressway
      A. search early for your correct exit
      B. signal early for your exit to warn following drivers of your intent to leave.
      C. do most of your slowing in the deceleration lane.
      D. A, B, and C are correct.

20.   A “weave” lane on a freeway is very dangerous because
      A. it is a lane for drunk or drowsy drivers.
      B. the lane curves sharply.
      C. it is both an entrance and exit lane.
      D. high occupancy vehicles use this lane.

21.   Which is NOT a possible problem at an expressway exit?
      A. Pedestrians.
      B. Traffic backed up on the ramp.
      C. A short deceleration lane.
      D. A very slow ramp speed.

22.   If there is a disabled vehicle along side the expressway, you should
      A. reduce speed and put more space between you and the vehicle.
      B. increase speed to get by it quickly.
      C. stop and offer the driver a ride.
      D. keep the same lane position.

23.   If your vehicle becomes disabled on the expressway, which should you NOT do?
      A. Pull off as far as possible onto the shoulder or median.
      B. Turn on the emergency flashers.
      C. Call for help if you have a cell phone.
      D. Ask for a ride to a service station from anyone who stops to help you.

24.   Construction areas on expressways require a driver to
      A. pay more tolls.
      B. slow your speed and adjust your lane position.
      C. play loud music to drown out the construction noise.
      D. maintain a high rate of speed to get through quickly.

25.   Some expressways make the driver pay a toll to drive on them. Which of the following is NOT a threat around toll booths?
      A. Traffic slows rapidly on approaching the toll booth.
      B. Traffic congestion can be a problem.
      C. Traffic merging together from several lanes.
      D. A, B, and C are all threats at toll booth areas.

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Module 13                Driving on Limited Access Highways

Name____________________________________________                       Date__________________


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